Ronnie Rossomando of Bunnell has been named the 2014 Gatorade Connecticut Baseball Player of the Year.
The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence and high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
The 6-foot-5, 242-pound junior right-handed pitcher and first baseman has led the Bulldogs to a 16-4 record and a berth in the Class L state tournament. Entering the postseason, Rossomando owned a 5-1 record and a 1.65 ERA on the mound along with a .313 batting average and 17 RBIs. He had 69 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched, allowing just 22 hits and issuing 14 walks. Rossomando was a First Team All-South-West Conference and First Team all-state selection as a sophomore.
Rossomando has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has volunteered locally on behalf of the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and his school’s Unified Sports teams, for students with disabilities.